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Inspiration by balladins - Caen Memorial

27 rue du clos Barbey, 14280 Saint-Contest France
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/04/07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/04/07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 6 hotels in Saint-Contest
Travellers' Choice
Our new inspiration by balladins - Caen Memorial (new construction) is ideally located just minutes from the Caen Memorial and a few kilometers from the D-Day Landing Beaches. These 69 rooms are the perfect accommodation for a trip to the heart of 20th century history. A varied sweet and savory all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet is served everyday in our restaurant. For the most connected, free and unlimited Wi-Fi access throughout the property is available, as well as digital tablets on request at reception! A meeting, a cocktail or another event to organize? Discover without further delay our modular space of more than 120m ². Free parking is also at your disposal and you will be able to park without worries during your stay with us.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Air conditioning
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish


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72Somewhat walkable
Grade: 72 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
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dmelle540455 wrote a review Jan 2020
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A little gem, easy to find and good access to ferry port, clean hotel and pleasant staff....would certainly stay again...restaurant good adjacent to hotel.. all in all would recommend. A good hotel to start your travels
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
reatigger wrote a review Sep 2019
Reading115 contributions56 helpful votes
Good for stopover, triple room booked was small and third bed not good quality so booked a second room (advantage of staying in a less expensive hotel!). Slept fine. Did not try breakfast. There is a supermarket nearby and a restaurant next door.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Keith W wrote a review Aug 2019
Batley, United Kingdom104 contributions109 helpful votes
Clean and very comfortable hotel with excellent staff very willing to help. British TV channels. Great wet room and sep WC. Comfortable bed and sufficient storage. We were surprised at the excellent value breakfast each morning constantly replenished. Good inexpensive restaurant next door. Great value!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Andrew K wrote a review Jul 2019
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom324 contributions44 helpful votes
We took a punt on booking at this hotel because of the good ratings via TripAdvisor. The hotel is well situated from the motorway and it’s very easy to find. Reception was very welcoming and had our bookings to hand. We opted to buy breakfast upfront at a cost of nine euro each. We had two rooms on the first floor looking out of opposite sides of the hotel. If you are looking for a hotel with a decent view, then this is not it. The rooms were very modern with a nice plush phone carpet too comfortable three-quarter size beds, beautifully appointed bathroom with shower. A decent sized TV on the wall and tea making facilities. The bed was very comfortable and everything in the room was just simply clean. Breakfast consisted of a continental style offering of fridges various coffee is, croissant’s, various breads and a toaster, scrambled egg with small saveloy type sausages, fruit yoghurt cold meats cheeses jams and butter. Not bad value for nine euro. We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
catfish278 wrote a review Jul 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom46 contributions24 helpful votes
Fantastic budget hotel for exploring D-Day beaches! We checked in, room is a little small but its totally functional! The shower is the BEST!!! Rain style shower, very nice bathroom and seperate toilet (little high off the ground for me, really did feel like a throne!!) The bed was big and very comfy although there was only 1 pillow each, we had brought our own as we were going camping after Normandy. The restaurant next door was great (little expensive but so convenient) and my boyfriend said that his duck was cooked spot on.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inspiration by balladins - Caen Memorial
Which popular attractions are close to Inspiration by balladins - Caen Memorial?
Nearby attractions include SENSAS Caen (0.6 km), Memorial de Caen (1.2 km), and La Colline aux Oiseaux (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Inspiration by balladins - Caen Memorial?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Inspiration by balladins - Caen Memorial?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Inspiration by balladins - Caen Memorial?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Inspiration by balladins - Caen Memorial?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inspiration by balladins - Caen Memorial?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Tablier, La Terrasse, and La Boucherie.
Are pets allowed at Inspiration by balladins - Caen Memorial?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Inspiration by balladins - Caen Memorial offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Inspiration by balladins - Caen Memorial?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Inspiration by balladins - Caen Memorial?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ornavik, des Vikings aux Normands - Parc historique (6.5 km), Place Saint-Sauveur (2.9 km), and Abbey d’Ardenne (1.2 km).